Dr. Tikkanen's Curriculum Vita

 

Dr. Tikkanen's
Curriculum Vita


 

  

Vitae

  • 1999         Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (continuing)
  • 1996         Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1992         PRF Summer Research Fellow at University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1990         Associate Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1986         Assistant Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1984         Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  • 1983         Research Associate, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, Professor Jeffrey L. Petersen, Advisor
  • 1982         Ph. D., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1980         M. A., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1976         B. S., University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • Family      Four children (born from 1981 to 1987)
  • Born         November 21, 1954

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Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society, Inorganic Division, Organometallic Subdivision
  • National Council on Undergraduate Research

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Teaching Interests

  • General Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Computers in Chemical Education

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Instructional Contributions

  • Participant in the Curriculum Modification Planning Grant to NSF  (a consortium of CSLA, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego: “Sweeping Change in Manageable Units: A Modular Approach to Chemistry Curriculum Reform”)
  • Participant in NSF Curriculum Modification Grant at CSLA (“A Unifying Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Studies in the Environmental Sciences”) developing an environmental studies curriculum
  • Coordinator of General Chemistry Laboratories (1986-2001)
  • Implementing Computer use in Freshman Laboratories (pilot program, Fall, 1988, Winter 1989)
  • Attended National Science Foundation Workshop on Use of Computers in Instructional Laboratories to Integrate Chemistry and Physics (July, 1988)
  • Pilot Program for Supplementary Instruction Program in cooperation with Learning Resource Center (Chemistry 101: Fall 1987-1989)
  • Coordinator for Independent Studies in Chemistry (Willams College Winter Study Course, 1985)

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University Service

  • 2002-2003 - Ad hoc search committee for NSS Dean (Chair)
  • 2000 - University Education Policy Committee (Fall Quarter replacement)
  • 1999 - University Education Policy Committee (Fall Quarter replacement)
  • 1999-present - SNSS Faculty Policy Committee
  • 1999-present - Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 1998-present - Department Curriculum Revision Committee (ad hoc)
  • 1998-1999 - Department Program Assessment Committee (ad hoc)
  • 1998 - Department Committee B (Chair)
  • 1998-01 - SNSS Grievance Committee
  • 1998 - Alternate to SNSS Steering Committee
  • 1997-98 - Department Committee B
  • 1997 - Selection Committee for Director of Public Safety
  • 1996 - Academic Senate (fall quarter replacement)
  • 1996-97 - SNSS Promotion Committee B
  • 1996 - Directed review of Department’s General Chemistry Program
  • 1995-96 - Chair, Department Instructional Affairs Committee
  • 1995 - SNSS Faculty Policy Committee (Spring Quarter replacement)
  • 1994-95 - University Student Grievance Committee
  • 1994-95 - Chair, Department Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • 1994 - University Student Grievance Committee,  Spring
  • 1993-97 - Department Instructional Affairs Committee
  • 1993-97 - Department Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • 1993 - University Student Grievance Committee, Spring
  • 1993 - University Student Grievance Committee, Fall
  • 1993 - University EPC General Education Subcommittee, Spring
  • 1993 - University Education Policy Committee, Fall
  • 1992-96 - Department Seminar Coordinator for weekly research seminars
  • 1992-95 - University Risk Management Committee
  • 1992-95 - University Chemical Safety Officer
  • 1992-95 - Academic Senate         
  • 1992-93 - SNSS Educational Policy Committee (Alternate, served Fall Quarter)
  • 1991-93 - University Awards and Leaves Subcommittee
  • 1991-93 - SNSS Academic Resources Committee
  • 1991 - University Student Grievance Committee, Fall
  • 1990-91 - Associate Chair, SNSS Retention and Tenure Committee
  • 1990-91 - Chair, Department Instructional Affairs Committee
  • 1990 - Alternate Faculty Representative to the University Student Grievance Committee (Winter, Spring and Fall)
  • 1989-present - Supervisor of the glass blower and glass shop(continuing)
  • 1989-92 - Student Financial Services Advisory Committee
  • 1989 - Department Graduate Studies Committee (Alternate)
  • 1989 - Department Fiscal Affairs Committee (Alternate)
  • 1989 - Ad Hoc Committee for awards on the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program
  • 1988-89 - Chair, Department Instructional Affairs Committee
  • 1987-93 - Department Instructional Affairs Committee
  • 1986-94 - Faculty Advisor to the Chemistry Club
  • 1986-92 - Department Elections Committee
  • 1986-88 - School Assembly (Alternate)

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Grants Awarded (in-house grants of  less than $1000 omitted)

  • 2001   NIH-MBRS-SCORE $368,554 NIH-MBRS-SCORE “Chiral Cationic Zirconocene Catalysts forDiels-Alder Cyclization Reactions (01-04)
  • 2001 - ACS-PRF $30,000 Chiral Group 4 Lewis Acid Catalysts (1/01-12/03)
  • 1999 - NSF-RUI: Amine intercalation in heavy metal iodides $240,000(6/99-5/02)
  • 1997 - ACS-PRF $25,000 (7/97-6/99)
  • 1997 - NIH-MBRS Cationic Zirconocenes : $175,000  (7/97-6/00)
  • 1996 - NSF- MC^2 Curriculum Development Grant: $24,000 (1/97-12/97)
  • 1995 - NSF- MC^2 Curriculum Development Grant: $30,000 (6/95-6/96)
  • 1994 - ACS-PRF Type B Grant: $25,000 (6/95-6/97)
  • 1989 - ACS-PRF Type B Grant: $20,000 (9/89-9/91)
  • 1988 - Creative Leave Award and $3400 minigrant(CSULA)
  • 1988 - NIH-MBRS SubProposal: $160,000 (6/88- 6/92)
  • 1987 - ACS-PRF Type B Grant: $20,000 (9/87-9/89)
  • 1985 - ACS-PRF Type G Grant: $15,000  (9/85-9/87)

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Awards

  • 1988 - Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, CSULA
  • 1987 - Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, CSULA

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